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Celebrated Indian photographer Raghu Rai calls for Shahidul Alam’s release in open letter to Hasina – bdnews24.com

Photographer-activist Shahidul was arrested on charges of trying to spread "fear and panic" on the Internet using "fantastic and provocative lies" between student protests through safe streets. "I can humbly ask and plead not to punish the honest, the truthful representative of the young", wrote the Rai in the letter posted on Facebook Tuesday 19659003 Shahidul, founder of Drik and …

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Buried in Indonesia Earthquake, He Dug Out With Chunk of Debris

LADING-LADING, Indonesia – He was in the front row in prayer with his brother-in-law when the mosque began to tremble. Narto Aryadi wrapped his arms around a large column and held himself tight. The column overturned, but he protected it from the second floor of the Jabal Nur mosque, which landed on it like a pancake. Mr. Narto had barely …

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Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts

0 The former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib accused of further cases of corruption KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with three Money-laundering garments related to the alleged multimillion-dollar plunder of a state-owned investment fund, adding to his problems only three months after his staggering electoral defeat. On Wednesday, Najib stopped quietly on …

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New Colombian president promises ‘corrections’ to peace deal

of Manuel Rueda and Cesar Garcia | AP 7 August at 7:37 pm BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia's youngest elected president took the oath on Tuesday, promising to "make corrections" to a peace agreement with the rebels of the left that divided the country and break Ivan Duque, 42, protected by a powerful former right-wing president, is now faced with the …

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US urges Russia to withdraw from parts of Georgia

The United States has urged Russia to withdraw Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the separatist regions of Georgia supported by the Kremlin. Russia has recognized independence both a decade ago and Moscow has a significant military presence. [19659003] "Our position in the Georgian regions occupied by Russia in Abkhazia and South Ossetia is unshakable, which remains constant today: the regions are …

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White House adviser Bolton urges North Korea to act on denuclearization

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – White House national security adviser John Bolton said North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize despite an agreement between the leader of Pyongyang Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in June. [19659002] Bolton, in an interview with Fox News, said that American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was ready to …

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